The tantalizing title of this book promises more than it delivers. It is a narrative of the debates in the courts of Cádiz leading to completion of the Spanish Constitution of 1812, and of the participation of American deputies in those debates. The issue of the emerging national identities in the colonial dominions in America is not actually considered, and there are many critical issues left unpursued. It falls far short of the insightful and sensitive study of the same theme by Marie Laure Rieu-Millan, Los diputados americanos en las cortes de Cádiz (1990). Since the enactments of the courts of Cádiz and the 1812 Constitution of the Spanish Monarchy were so influential in the Spanish American countries as they moved toward independence and their own constitutions, many historians have touched on aspects of the subject. This is especially true of Mexico and, not surprisingly, Chust focuses most on Mexico...
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Book Review| February 01 2001
La cuestión nacional americana en las cortes de Cádiz
La cuestión nacional americana en las cortes de Cádiz. By Chust, Manuel.
Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México;
Centro Francisco Tomás y Valiente;
Fundación Instituto Historia Social,
Hispanic American Historical Review (2001) 81 (1): 173–174.
Timothy E. Anna; La cuestión nacional americana en las cortes de Cádiz. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 February 2001; 81 (1): 173–174. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-81-1-173
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